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Aristotle was (in fact) against Usury!

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"Usury is the characteristic of Aristotle and oligarchism, as Aristotle is characteristic of the system of oligarchism in the history of European civilization and its offshoots." (1)
 
"Read the Politics, read the Ethics. Every obscenity-slavery, lying, degeneracy-possible to man, is permitted in the material world ..." (2)
 
 

So, we actually READ Aristotle:

"The acquisition of goods is then, as we have said, of two kinds; one, which is necessary and approved of, is to do with household-management; the other, which is to do with trade and depends on exchange, is justly regarded with disapproval, since it arises not from nature but from men's gaining from each other. Very much disliked also is the practice of charging interest; and the dislike is fully justified, for the gain arises out of currency itself, not as a product of that for which currency was provided. Currency was intended to be a means of exchange, whereas interest represents an increase in the currency itself. Hence its name, for each animal produces its like, and interest is currency born of currency. And so of all types of business this is the most contrary to nature." (3)
 

Notes:

1. "NATURE OF THE ATTACKS UPON US AND WHO IS THE ENEMY", by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr. in the MORNING BRIEFING, June 27, 1992.
2. "ON CREATIVITY, AND INTELLIGENCE WORK FROM THE STANDPOINT OF CREATIVITY", by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr., in the MORNING BRIEFING, September 25,1994.
3. Aristotle: The Politics; Book I, x, 1258a38; THE PROPER LIMITS OF HOUSEHOLD-MANAGEMENT. THE UNNATURALNESS OF MONEY-LENDING

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